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Why Migrate Box to Google Drive?

As you may know, Google Drive and Box are two popular cloud-storage solutions, either of which allows you to store your important files on cloud with enhanced security and great accessibility. Although they look and function similar, but they are actually different in many features. So many users are wondering which one is better, and is it worthy to perform Box to Google Drive migration? Next we will would like to make a brief comparison between them to make your decision easier.

Box vs Google Drive
Box vs Google Drive

First of all, Box provides only 10GB storage space for free users while the Google Drive provides 15GB, which can be a huge bonus for cloud users.

Secondly, Box provides business users with unlimited storage in every plan, but its limitations on the maximum upload file size (up to 150) is a little disappointing when compared to Google Drive that supports up to 5TB.

Thirdly, Box business users can only sync 100 GB data per day at most while Google Drive allows users to sync up to 750 GB data per day.

At last, Google drive has a great integration with Google Workspace apps- Gmail, Meet, Calendar, Chat, etc.  This may be quite useful if you often need to use Google apps. Besides, if you need to upload large files frequently and sync more data daily, the Google Drive is more recommended than Box drive. 

The listed advantages of Google Drive might be the main reasons why many users decide to transfer files from Box to Google Drive.  Then what you can do to finish the cloud to cloud drive migration.

Perform Box to Google Drive Migration with MultCloud [Recommended]

To move files from Box to Google Drive, here we would like to share you with the most recommended method: making use of MultCloud. It is a free online cloud file transfer service. With one MultCloud account, you can integrate Google Drive and Box, and then migrate files or folder between those two clouds directly.

Apart from Box and Google Drive, MultCloud supports other 30+ popular cloud storage, including MEGA, Dropbox, OneDrive, SharePoint, Google Photos, FTP and so on. Sure, business clouds like G Suite, OneDrive for Business, and Dropbox Business accounts are also supported. If you have both a Google Drive account and a G Suite account, you can add your G Suite account to MultCloud, so that MultCloud can help migrate Box files to G Suite with ease.

  • Cloud Transfer: cloud to cloud migration without downloading.
  • Cloud Sync: sync cloud to cloud with advanced sync modes (real time sync).
  • Offline: cloud data transfer without going though local storage.
  • Team Transfer: migrate all accounts from one business cloud to another.

Step 1. Create a MultCloud account

Since MultCloud is a free web app tool, to use it, create one MultCloud account first.

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Sign Up

Step 2. Add Clouds

Click “Add Cloud” and add clouds with your Box account and Google Drive account to MultCloud.

Add Box and Google Drive
Add Box and Google Drive

Note: There is no limit to the number of clouds to add. If you have multiple cloud accounts to add, you can add them to MultCloud for better management.

Step 3. Migrate Box to Google Drive with "Cloud Transfer"

Select Box account as the source, select Google Drive as the destination, click “Cloud Transfer” and wait for the process to complete.

Transfer Box to Google Drive
Transfer Box to Google Drive

If you choose entire cloud drive as source and destination, then all files under Box will be moved to your Google Drive. If you just want to trasfer specific folders from Box to Google Drive, select folders you want to transfer only under Box as the source when creating the task.

Following the above steps, you may find that MultCloud can help you migrate Box to Google Drive quickly without switching accounts. In addition to the “Cloud Transfer” feature, MultCloud also offers “Cloud Sync”, "Cloud Backup" “Remote Upload” and other functions.

  • "Cloud Sync", sync files from one cloud to other clouds as you need even if you want to perform real time sync to automatically sync any changes in the source to the destination cloud.
  • "Remote Upload", upload files to target cloud drives through parsing torrent files or magnet links, such as downloading torrent files directly to MEGA cloud. With this function, you can store your favorite movies in a cloud drive to build your private movie library.
  • For other functions, MultCloud can help you manage multiple cloud drives from one platform easily. You can do many operations including "Cut", "Upload", "Move", "Share", etc. With it, you can easily upload files stored on your computer or mobile phone to Google Drive to release your local space.

Migrate Box to Google Drive in Traditional Way

If you just need to transfer a few files from Box to Google Drive, you can first download target data from Box to your local device, and then reupload to Google Drive manually.  This is quite traditionally, but yet effective in some situations. The operation is very easy and follow.

Step 1. Sign in to your Box.

Step 2. Select files you want to migrate to Google Drive, click on Download tab and download it to your local devices.

Download From Box
Download From Box

After you download data from Box cloud drive to your local storage, now you just need to re-upload them to Google Drive. To achieve that, you have 3 choices: use "+New" feature in Google Drive; directly drag and drop; "Sync" feature in Google Drive app.

Option 1. Use "+New" feature: visit the Google Drive official site and log in your account. Click on "+New" button, and upload what you have downloaded from Box.

Upload to Google Drive
Upload to Google Drive

Option 2. Directly Drag and Drop: open the folder in which the data downloaded from Box are stored, and directly drag them into the Google Drive folder window. Once you release them, the file or folder should upload automatically and the Box to Google Drive migration will be done.

Drop to Google Drive
Drop to Google Drive

Option 3. Sync in Google Drive app: download, install and launch Google Drive app on your computer. Click on "Setting" to enter the "Google Drive Preferences" window, hit on "Add Folder" and choose the folder that contains the data downloaded from Box. Then they will be synced / transferred to Google Drive.

Choose An Folder
Choose An Folder

More about MultCloud

MultCloud offers a convenient cloud file transfer-free way for you to manage cloud storage accounts you have. The authorization system of MultCloud is based on OAuth that is a standard authorization framework that enables third-party programs to access multiple cloud accounts without a username and password. With the help of MultCloud, you can easily transfer files from one cloud to other clouds securely.


How much does the migration cost?

The price depends on the total size of the data. If your transfer data is less than 5GB, then MultCloud won't charge you any fees. If the migration needs are recurring, then it's recommended you can choose the annual plan. See the full listing: comparison of subscription types.

How much time does it take to finsh Box to Google Drive migration?

The speed of migration depends on the size of the data you plan to migrate. You can contact our support team for an accurate timetable. Typically, MultCloud can transfer petabytes of data in a matter of weeks.

Will the data traffic be calculated if the transfer task fails?

Please rest assured that no data traffic is counted for task failure and you can restart your task immediately.

Does MultCloud support One-time migration?

Sure, MultCloud supports one-time migration. If there are lots of files to transfer, while creating the task, you can select Box not its sub-directories as the source, so that MultCloud can transfer them all in one go.

Is MultCloud a reliable company?

MultCloud, launched in 2012, aims at serving users around the world, and keeping the data safe and under control is what MultCloud has been doing. MultCloud respects user privacy and regards data safety in its’ mission.

MultCloud's authorization system is based on OAuth--a standard authorization framework that enables third-party applications to establish connections to cloud services without the need for a username and password. As a result, your account and password will not be stored.

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